A passionate, world-renowned chronicler of canine life (Dogs in Cars, Mr. Winkle series, Dog Plays), the author spent three years shooting Dogs on the Beach, traveling to some of the most scenic seascapes in America to capture the primal joy of dogs romping and rolling in the sand, splashing in surf, lounging in the sun and even catching a few waves.
One literally re-discovers and experiences the sensuous joys, child-like pleasures and expansive beauty of the beach through these remarkable intimate images of blissed-out dogs in paradise.
|Publisher:||Myth and Matter Media|
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
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Dogs and beaches share common purposes in our lives. Both coax us to live in the moment, more in sync with the rhythms of nature, helping us to find happiness in life’s simple pleasures. Both induce spontaneity, laughter and play. Both treat us to boundless varieties of beauty we never tire of beholding.
As a dog lover, photographic artist and long-time Californian, it seemed inevitable I would one day try to capture these two sublime subjects in the same frame. Further encouragement came from the recent proliferation of dog beaches, a heartening trend signaling a shift in consciousness toward the understanding that our pets are sentient creatures, ever more part of our family, entitled to the same experiences, adventures and joys.
Photographing the sensuous, exhilarating bliss of dogs interacting with sand, surf and the humans and friends they love, up close and personal, over several years, profoundly deepened my own appreciation of the beach and its eternal gifts, as if the dogs were totem spirits guiding me further home. I only wish there was room in this book to include the many more wonderful dog beaches around the world and the remarkable canines who unleash the best of their playful, primal spirits there. I wish they all could be California dogs.
- Lara Jo Regan